Davie County Students Excel in 2010-11 School Year

Positive Trends Continue
On August 4th, the State Board of Education approved the AYP and ABC’s Results for the 2010-11 school year and Davie County Schools continue to see a positive trend in academic achievement.

AYP is the evaluation of schools’ “Adequate Yearly Progress” as outlined by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. NCLB has the goal of every student being proficient in reading and math by the end of 2013-14 school year.

Davie County Schools Meet 92.8% of Target Goals
AYP is determined by proficiency levels of subgroups in each school and whether or not each group meets the proficiency and participation targets for the year. AYP is an all or nothing model; if only one subgroup does not make AYP, the entire school does not meet that standard. With a combined 180 school level targets, Davie County Schools achieved 167, or 92.8% of the target goals.

Davie County ~ Schools of Excellence, Schools of Distinction, Schools of Progress
The ABC’s of Public Education accountability report includes a combination of proficiency, growth and AYP status in order to recognize each school for their achievements. Each school receives an ABC status.

For the 2010-11 school year, Davie County Schools has two “Schools of Excellence”: Shady Grove Elementary School and William Ellis Middle School. Both schools’ proficiency was above 90%.

Six schools: Cornatzer Elementary, Mocksville Elementary, Pinebrook Elementary, North Davie Middle, South Davie Middle and Davie County High School, were recognized as “Schools of Distinction”, with between 80% and 90% proficiency. Cooleemee Elementary and William R. Davie Elementary were designated “Schools of Progress”.

“Schools in our district continue to meet and exceed state academic growth standards. Congratulations to our hard-working students and professional teachers! It is evident that our staff set high expectations and goals for academic achievement and these results are another indication that students in Davie County are receiving a quality education.

We will celebrate these recognitions and achievements, but will also use these results to identify strengths and areas for improvement, and will work together to ensure each student reaches their potential. Our parents and school family are to be commended for supporting the children in our public schools.

I am looking forward to working with our staff and community in the 2011-12 school year to focus on academic achievement, increasing the graduation rate, and making our schools even better!” ~ Dr. Darrin L. Hartness, Superintendent of Davie County Schools